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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Nest Perfect For The Little Private Getaway You've Been Waiting For.

Cute! Little 2 bedroom cottage sits directly behind Frederick William house and on shining sea bike way, close to beach, pond, shops, and across the street from a great local restaurant. Vineyard goers, walking distance from the steamship authority. Never pay to park to visit the islands. Perfect location!

This adorable little cottage is nestled right behind the Main House on this lovely estate giving you maximum privacy!! Falmouth's Historic Village Green is just minutes away, as well as Highfiled Hall and Katherine Lee Bates birth home (author of America the Beautiful). Whale watch tours, dinner cruises, and fishing charters can be had right from our very own Falmouth Harbor. And if you love antiques, be sure to take in some of the local antique shops and summer events.

Festivals and different special town attractions are scheduled throughout the year, so if you are looking for a specific experience or even, just call to find out more. There is always something fun happening in Falmouth. Come see our Strawberry festival, or our Scallop festival, or take in the fall colors, or visit us during the winter holidays. There is really something for everyone all year round.

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Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor

I grew up in Menlo Park California, my Father was a native Cape Codder and my mother was a native Californian. I suppose my mother's influence kept my Father in California, but he always entertained the notion of moving back to Falmouth. The stretch of land Frederick William House sits on has been in my family for nearly a century, strawberry fields encompassed the stretch, and the 4 houses to the left and the right all belonged to long gone relatives. One by one the cousins, aunts and uncles sold, but when I discovered that 594 Palmer belonged to me after my last living relative on Cape Cod passed away, I felt impelled to keep the last of the homes and share this magical place with you.

Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Jeanette Robinson /Proprietor chose Cape Cod

Frederick William House has been in my family for nearly a century. We enjoy sharing this magical spot with others. The best memories are made with family.

What makes this cottage unique

If you want to 'get there' Frederick William House' is located in an deal spot for the active vacationer who wants to antique downtown, bike, or take in our picturesque landscapes. Easy drives to historic points of interest, walk to breakfast across the street to enjoy the best Irish Eggs Benedict you have ever had. Location, location, location. Come visit the birthplace of 'America the Beautiful' written by Katherine Lee Bates, and visit her child hood home. Take a trolly tour, see Nobska Light House in Woods Hole, still occupied and operated by the Coast Guard Chief. Take in every season, the colors of fall, the impressive frozen ponds in winter, the yellow bursts of color in spring, and the bluest, quiet lapping waves in summer. Cook out, enjoy your family, ferry to the islands, there is so much to do and see here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. We loved Falmouth and hope to return.

Kind Regards,

Michael, Charlotte, Harrison & Stephanie
Oct 2014
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Falmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6363635 based on 46 reviews

The magical stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in everway. Nice hosts and beautiful nature

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!
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A sweet gettaway in a fantastic location!

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with this cabin for our week long stay in Falmouth. The access to downtown Falmouth, Woodshole and the bike trail can NOT be beat. Jeannette is so sweet and helpful. The cabin was the perfect size for our family and we loved having a full kitchen. We were missing some items, like bowls and soap in the bathroom and it wasn't 100% toddler friendly for a busy toddler who likes opening drawers and cabinets. Overall a comfortable and happy cabin to stay in for a trip to a gorgeous area!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review. It pains me when a visitor leaves feeling that we did not reach 100% during your stay. If you had brought the soap or toilet paper to my attention during your stay, I could have made it right for you. I am on site, and so easily accessible, even a text letting me know that you needed something would have been so nice. Bringing up short comings after check out makes it impossible to deliver the customer service each and every visitor deserves. Thank you for staying with us and I hope we see you in the future. Sincerely, Jeanette R
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Perfect Fall Evening

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our one night stay with bike riding to the beach and sitting by a campfire. The cottage is well appointed and equipped. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

The place is very pretty, comfortable, and Jeanette is very welcoming. It's great having the bike trail right behind the property and the use of their bikes. This is our second visit and we hope to return. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picturesque Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this adorable cottage! It was our first trip to the Cape. We traveled with our two year old son and a set of grandparents. The cottage had everything we needed; a fully stocked kitchen including a delicious drip coffee maker, towels/linens, games/books, TV/internet, and even a pack n play which was a lifesaver when we realized we forgot ours! There was a fire pit in the backyard that we enjoyed and dozens of bikes to choose from for the adjacent bike path. The bikes didn't have a functioning seat for the two year old so he missed out, but the adults took turns and enjoyed the trails.

We were very comfortable and the cottage was clean. The location was great; we spent a day exploring Falmouth and another day at Martha's Vineyard.

We would definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Get-Away I've Had In A Long Time!!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I were looking for the perfect place on the Cape to go to for a few days to celebrate our dog Jake's 12th birthday. Jake loves to swim and we thought there was no better place to go swimming than the ocean to celebrate his big day!! The "cottage" was perfectly located a short drive to Old Silver Beach which is a nice sandy beach and after October 1st is pet friendly!

The cottage itself was ideal. It was clean and fresh; nicely decorated and just plain homey and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful with perennials all around and a beautiful patio complete with a fire pit stocked with plenty of wood. The patio also had a little table and chairs perfect for those mid-morning breakfasts that we made in the quaint kitchen. We also enjoyed taking some time to ourselves by utilizing the bikes provided on the adjacent town bike path literally just steps away. Jeannette was very responsive from the moment I requested a reservation until the morning of our arrival. She even called just as we were leaving our house to make sure we didn't have any last minute questions and to see if there was anything special she could help us with. She clearly cares very much about making sure you have an enjoyable stay.

Downtown Falmouth is such a cute little town with plenty of shops and restaurants to please anyone's desires. Woods Hole is just a short drive away but be sure to call ahead if you plan on eating there in the off-season as their websites were not accurate as to their hours of operation.

I would definitely highly recommend this property to anyone who is interested in staying here and would even consider returning. Honestly, I loved it so much, I could envision myself living in a place just like it someday!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so happy you enjoyed your time here and look forward to accommodating you on a future stay!!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Glass Onion, Grumpy's Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.05 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Woods Hole Counrty Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Crabapple's Restaurant, The Glass Onion
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Woodneck Beach, or Grew's Pond
Car: recommended

The cottage at Frederick William House is located behind the main house and directly on the Shining Sea Bike Path. Vineyard goers, we are walking distance to the steamship authority. Never pay for parking to get to the islands!


Rates & Availability

Falmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day2017(Holiday Rate)
May 27 2017 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
July4th 2017 (Holiday Rate)
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day208(Holiday Rate)
May 26 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
July4th 2018
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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